This past year was a tough one for all of us. But through the fog, some good things have happened. Ideas from all fronts have come in on how to help or improve things during the pandemic. For many that meant reaching out to their City Councilor or even our Mayor. The Herald covered a lot of stories in our first 90 days of existence and one thing kept coming up when we met with people and that was that they wanted to be heard and wanted to contact someone in the City government.
Until very recently there was only one form for contacting City Council members and that was to use a group form in which all Councilors and City Manager Robby Hammond would all receive a copy. During the controversy over the Hillsboro Oak that was recently cut (a 200-year-old White Oak) people involved wanted to speak directly to the Councilor of their ward. That was not easy to do.
It appears that the City has made some steps to upgrade its website and now there is a nice interactive portal where you can read a bio about your Councilors and email them. This is a great addition to the already robust website where residents can find almost everything they need about our City. Here is a link for you to be able to do that.
Now you might ask what Ward and I in? Well you know we have you covered- after all, we are The Peoples Paper. Each Ward had an A and B position – 2 City Councilors in each Ward. So here you go!
2021 has the potential to be a comeback year for so many people and businesses as we move ahead. Communication about resources, help, and ideas that will make Hillsboro stronger are needed and a crucial part of that process. So, get involved and get energized – communicate with your Councilors because they are there to advocate for you and your part of Hillsboro just like they are for the entire City. They are your voice- so use them to hear your concerns and best ideas!